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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 17, 2010 5:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ride The Mighty High

OK, boy--that was a lot of replies!

As I said below, the point I am on about is I don't think the boys believed in God or we would have heard more about "God is this," or "God gave me this gift" or what have you...with all that is written, it would've come up if they were spiritual in that tradtional, simple sense.

And, I think enough folks have made the point now, okay, so don't take it personally: you cannot make ANYTHING out of ANY lyrics anyone sings (cause it can go any way you want it to! That's my point).

Now, if you accept the following is "spiritual", then we actually agree (I imagine Jerry saying something lame like this):

"I believe we are all connected...I believe there is something like universal consciousness...I do not believe there is one entity that created us, controls us, looks out for us (tr God), but I believe in...blah, blah, blah"

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jan 18, 2010 12:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ride The Mighty High

"Now, if you accept the following is "spiritual", then we actually agree (I imagine Jerry saying something lame like this)"

The problem is imagining something like that.

Again the GD was wary of wearing their hearts on their sleeves. It leaves room for growth and a more private life, and avoids controversies that John Lennon got himself by talking a lot.

You mind me a bit of Han Solo:
“I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field controls my destiny.”

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 18, 2010 4:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ride The Mighty High

"I don’t believe in a supernatural being."

Is that good enough? Jerry said it, not me...

Whoops--also forgot the other great quotes that sound just like what I said above, but even whackier (I love this one, but check out BD's story and you can get more):

"Jerry: I go along with the notion that the universe wants consciousness in it, that it’s part of the evolutionary motion of the universe and that we represent the universe’s consciousness. Why it wants it, I don’t know, but it seems to want it."



This post was modified by William Tell on 2010-01-18 12:43:18

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